October Events - A rundown of just a few of the many events going on around Milwaukee in October. See also: Fall Festivals & Events and our listing of Milwaukee Pumpkin Patches.
- Milwaukee Film Festival
When: September 27 - October 11
What: A screening of more than 100 films at various theaters throughout the city.
Where: Landmark Oriental Theatre, Downer Theatre, Marcus North Shore and Marcus Ridge Cinemas
How much: $10 per films, member pass - $250, non-member pass - $350
- WMSE Food Slam
When: 6-10 p.m. Friday, October 5
What: A food tasting event and silent auction fundraiser for Milwaukee's independent radio station 91.7 WMSE.
Where: Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway
How much: $40
When: 10 - 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6
What: A public restocking of the Milwaukee river and celebration of a prehistoric fish.
Where: Thiensville Village Park, 299 Elm St., Thiensville
How much: $5 per sturgeon release
- Heat it Up! Milwaukee’s Bloody Mary and Chili Challenge!
When: 10 - 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6
What: Sample a variety of local chilis and bloody marys and vote on your favorite of each.
Where: Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St.
How much: $2 per sample of chili, $4 per bloody mary sample, $20 for unlimited samples of each
- Brady Street Pet Parade
When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, October 7
What: Critters of all shapes and sizes take to the streets for this annual pet parade and pet blessing.
Where: Brady Street
How much: $10 - $15 per pet, registration to benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society
- Wolf Awareness Day
When: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13
What: A day devoted to learning about all things wolf, including a chance to participate in a howling contest.
Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd.
How much: Free with Zoo admission
- Jerry Seinfeld
When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13
What: An evening with one of America's best-known comedians.
Where: The Riverside Theatre, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
How much: $64 - $79
- Fall Gallery Night and Day
When: Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20
What: A quarterly gallery open-house featuring venues throughout the city.
Where: throughout Milwaukee, primarily downtown
- Milwaukee Ballet: La Boheme
When: Thursday, October 18 - Sunday, October 21
What: A ballet inspired by bohemian life in 1840's Paris.
Where: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
How much: $30 - $115
- Justin Bieber
When: Sunday, October 21
What: Pop sensation Justin Bieber takes the stage while touring for his fourth studio album.
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St.
How much: $36.50 - $172